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Posted By: Fossil
07-Sep-00 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: Help: Rip-off of Nic Jones song??
Subject: RE: Help: Rip-off of Nic Jones song??
Er, as a newbie on this board, sorry if I've committed the sin of raking up old debate. And I yield to no-one in my admiration for Dylan's work over many, many years.

OK, the words to "Canadee-i-o" may be traditional. But there are many aspects to the detail of this particular song which when analysed feel a lot more like Jones than Dylan. Also, Dylan's "arrangement" - to me, at least - sounds *very* much like Jones's. Just not as well played. I feel that, like many of us, Dylan may have been struggling to replicate Jones's unusual tunings and rhythmic structures, without a lot of success.

And if you check, you get quite a lot of info on Dylan's "influences" on "Blowin' in the Wind" and many other tunes. Nothing in music is truly original, it's all recyled. The trick is to keep the recycling process out of sight as far as possible....